Science Park Next-Generation Sequencing Core - Smithville
Jianjun (J-J) Shen, Ph.D.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Science Park Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) Facility was established in 2012, supported by a $6M Core Facility Support Award from CPRIT. Support for this facility was competitively renewed in 2016 with an additional $5M CPRIT Core Facility Support Award. Our facility is a regional NGS resource in central Texas that supports innovative and high-impact cancer research requiring extensive NGS DNA- or RNA-sequencing capabilities. Our NGS facility is built around a user group of over 40 cancer researchers from MD Anderson Science Park and Houston campuses, UT Austin, UT Medical School Houston, Baylor College of Medicine, The Methodist Hospital Research Institute, Rice University, Texas A&M, and Texas State University - San Marcos. Other qualified researchers in the Central Texas Region can access services of the NGS Facility, subject to availability of time on the sequencer. We have established several sequencing protocols, including protocols for low-input samples and their associated bioinformatics pipelines. We continue to add new capabilities based on the research needs of our user group.
Use of this core requires acknowledgement of CPRIT Core Facility Support Grants (#RP120348 & #RP170002) in your publications regardless of funding source.